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MUSEUMS

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Alexandria Archaeology Museum
City archaeologists, volunteers, and students work with citizens and developers to locate sites important to the community's past, and when necessary, excavate them scientifically.

Ancient Olympic Games Virtual Museum
A plethora of information about these contests that are the forefathers of our modern Olympic Games.

Archaeological Museum of Bologna, Italy
Important collections of prehistoric, Etruscan, Roman, Greek and Egyptian archaeology.

Archaeological Museum, Kibbutz Ein Dor

Archaeologisches Landesmuseum Baden-Wurttemberg
Aussenstelle Konstanz State Museum.

Archaeology Museum of Catalonia 
Iberian, Greek and Roman art in Catalonia.

Ashmolean Museum
Oxford University's Ashmolean Museum was established in 1683, and is the oldest public museum in the UK. The main building on Beaumont Street was designed by the architect Charles Robert Cockerell and opened in 1845. The museum's large collection of plaster casts from classical sculpture is housed in a separate building, the Cast Gallery. The Cast Gallery also houses the Beazley Archive.

The British Museum
This Web site will provide you with access to information about the collections on display in the museum's galleries and will help you plan your visit.

Cagliari (Sardinia) Archaeological Museum

Classical Collections of the Otago Museum

Fine Arts Museum San Francisco

Harvard Semitic Museum
The Semitic Museum, founded in 1889, is home to Harvard's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and to the University's collections of Near Eastern archaeological artifacts. These collections comprise over 40,000 items, including pottery, cylinder seals, sculpture, coins and cuneiform tablets. Most are from museum-sponsored excavations in Iraq, Jordan, Israel, Egypt, Cyprus and Tunisia. The Museum is dedicated to the use of these collections for teaching, research and publication of Near Eastern archaeology, history and culture.

Harvard University Art Museums

Harvard University - Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology 
Houses treasures of prehistoric and historic cultures from all over the world.

Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow
The Hunterian Museum was built on the grounds of the University of Glasgow which lay then on Glasgow's High Street. Opened to the public in 1807, it is thus the oldest public museum in Scotland. In 1870 the Museum was transferred, along with the rest of the University, to its present home at Gilmorehill in the western suburbs of the city.

Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology, University of Memphis

Iraklion Archaeological Museum (Crete)
Minoan Civilization.

Jorvik Viking Centre

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan

Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Krannert Art Museum opened its doors in 1961, incorporating existing University and other fine arts collections. In 1988 a new wing called the Kinkead Pavilion was added, almost doubling the building's size to 48,000 sq. ft. It is the largest art museum in the state of Illinois outside Chicago. A significant part of the Museum's permanent collection of 9,000 works of art is displayed in 10 different galleries, ranging from the fourth millennium B.C. to the present. In addition, the Museum has a very active education program that serves seniors, adults, families, university faculty/staff and students, and 65,500 K-12 students and teachers throughout a 9-county region.

Louvre, Paris: Home Page, Oriental Galleries, Egyptian Galleries, Greek, Roman, and Etruscan Galleries

Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the largest and finest art museums in the world. Its collections include more than two million works of art -- several hundred thousand of which are on view at any given time - spanning more than 5,000 years of world culture, from prehistory to the present.

Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University
The Michael C. Carlos Museum is located within Emory University and serves its community as well the general public. Its permanent collection of over 15,000 objects spans nearly 9,000 years from the prehistoric cultures of seventh millennium B.C. to the twentieth century. The museum also offers special exhibitions, lectures, films, and workshops, as well as the Caffe Antico.

Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History

Musei Vaticani

Museo Arqueologico del Banco del Pacifico - Guayaquil, Ecuador

Museum of Antiquities
The Museum of Antiquities is the major museum of archaeology in north east England. Its visitors are those who wish to know more about the history of the region, especially Hadrian's Wall. It has a renowned collection of artefacts, models and diagrams relating to the Wall, and a full-scale reconstruction of the Temple to Mithras at Carrawburgh along the Wall. Other displays illustrate the variety of life in the region before and after the Romans. The Museum is based on the collection formed by the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne, and it is run by the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Musuem of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri
The Museum's galleries house art and artifacts from six continents and five millennia. This comprehensive collection of more than 13,000 works represents many periods and cultures from prehistory to the present. The permanent collection is supplemented by special exhibitions as well as lectures, symposia, gallery talks, film series, and educational programs offered throughout the year.

Museum of Classical Archaeology, University of Cambridge
The Museum of Classical Archaeology is one of the few surviving collections of casts of Greek & Roman sculpture in the world. The public collection of the Museum is made up of over six hundred plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculptures. The collection is housed on the first floor of the Classics Faculty.

Museum of Nova Scotia - Archaeology in N.S.

Museums of Sigtuna
Collections feature Viking artifacts excavated from the area.

Musée Schwab
Musée d'archéologie et préhistoire.

National Archaeological Museum of Athens
One of the richest collections in the world concerning ancient Greek art. Its scope is representative of all the cultures that have flourished in Greece.

The Oriental Institute
The Oriental Institute Museum is a showcase of the history, art and archaeology of the ancient Near East. An integral part of the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute, which has supported research and archaeological excavation in the Near East since 1919, the Museum exhibits major collections of antiquities from Egypt, Mesopotamia, Iran, Syria, Palestine, and Anatolia.

Rockefeller Archaeological Museum 
Houses the extraordinary collection of antiquities unearthed in digs in the country during the British Mandate period (1920-1948).

Simon Fraser University - Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

St. Vincent National Museum
Contains artifacts from Pre-Columbian Indians, Arawaks, and Carib civilizations.

Statens Historiska Museum
Musuem of National Antiquities, featuring Swedish archaeology from prehistoric to medieval times.

University of Kansas - Museum of Anthropology

University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology
The Museum of Anthropology is one of the major archaeological research and teaching facilities in the United States. The Museum does not maintain exhibit space and its collections are usually not available for public viewing. This web site is designed to make available images and information about selected collections from the Museum holdings.

University Museum, University of Pennsylvania: Museum Applied Science Center for Archaeology
MASCA is the technical division of The University of Pennsylvania Museum. When it was established in 1961, it was one of only two organizations worldwide that set as its research goal the development and application of modern scientific techniques to the solution of archaeological problems. Under the initial direction of Beth Ralph, MASCA built its reputation through contributions to major improvements in the radiocarbon dating method, including the development of the first calibration curves based on tree-ring dates. Researchers at MASCA also designed the cesium magnetometer, which could resolve the ground plans and unusual features of deep-lying sites.

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

University Museums, University of Mississippi
The University Museums at the University of Mississippi consist of the Mary Buie Museum built in 1939 and the Kate Skipwith Teaching Museum completed in 1977. The Museums' collections represent the fields of archaeology, art, anthropology, decorative arts, history, science and technology. Of special note are the David M. Robinson Collection, (60 Vase Painters in the Robinson Collection), the Millington-Barnard Collection of nineteenth-century scientific apparatus and the extensive collection of Southern Folk Art which features the works of Oxford artist Theora Hamblett. Also of note are the Meyer-Fulton Collection of West African art and the Lewisohn Collection of Caribbean folk art.

Virtual Library entry for museums

Web Museum

World Wide Arts Resources
Provide the largest and most comprehensive gateway to the arts on the Internet - from happening, groovin' art events to traditional planar exhibitions and museums to way out 3-D cyber galleries.


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